RED BANK, NJ - The T. Thomas Fortune House Preservation Project will present “The People Speak LIVE!” at the Red Bank Public Library on Thursday, December 12, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Through dramatic readings, community-minded people from the greater Red Bank area will recreate the voices of figures in American history who made a difference.
Red Bank Councilman Ed Zipprich will salute Harvey Milk, one of the first openly gay elected officials. Two River Theater Company Artistic Director, John Dias, will portray the Nobel Prize winning American playwright Eugene O’Neill. Actress Lorraine Stone will be the voice of Sojourner Truth. Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latino woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, a contemporary voice of our time, will be brought to life by community member Isobel Lopez. You will also hear from T. Thomas Fortune, the African American journalist and human rights activist whose Red Bank home on Drs. James Parker Boulevard the Preservation Project is working to save.
For additional information on these and other free programs at the Red Bank Public
Library, visit us at the library and on the library’s website www.lmxac.org/redbank, call the library at
732-842-0690, and check us out on Facebook and Pinterest. You can also receive timely and helpful news, messages, and alerts from the library and other Red Bank Borough departments by signing up at the Borough’s website redbanknj.org. The library will be closed at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, and all day Wednesday, December 25, 2013. The library will be closed at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, and all day Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Regular library hours are Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (The Children’s Room is open Monday10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.); Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. The library is located at 84 West Front Street in Red Bank.